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suicideking 07-11-2013 12:10 PM

Discussion for Big Bear Friday 7/19
 
I'm starting this thread to discuss what people are doing (or want to do) on Friday for the M&G.

Jeff suggested Heartbreak/Pontiac

Mark suggested a hike to the swimming hole.

Please post if you have ideas or plans.

:popcorn:

JoeBot13 07-11-2013 12:30 PM

I won't be able to make it up Friday, because I have to work. But if y'all are looking for something different, Pipe's Canyon (1N01) was a pretty cool moderate run along the same lines and in the same neighborhood as Heartbreak.

dawhitesJKU 07-11-2013 12:36 PM

what are the requirements for a jk for those big bear runs?

JEEPFREAK2007 07-11-2013 12:40 PM

Sounds like fun i will try to make it.

suicideking 07-11-2013 12:41 PM

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Originally Posted by dawhitesJKU (Post 3950752)
what are the requirements for a jk for those big bear runs?

Heartbreak/Pontiac is easy, a stock Jeep can do them. Rails might be nice.

The swimming hole -- no requirements. It's mostly a hike on foot. So need enough gas to get there, enough energy to hike to the swimming hole... :rofl:

Here's a link to info about the swimming hole. Some people went last year.

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f55/hik...=swimming+hole

JoeBot13 07-11-2013 12:47 PM

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Originally Posted by suicideking (Post 3950763)
Heartbreak/Pontiac is easy, a stock Jeep can do them. Rails might be nice.

The swimming hole -- no requirements. It's mostly a hike on foot. So need enough gas to get there, enough energy to hike to the swimming hole... :rofl:

Easy should be in quotes. A stock Jeep can make it absolutely, but it depends on driver's experience. On a stock Jeep I would recommend rails, I've taken body damage on Heartbreak before.

Pipe's Canyon is easy too and doable for stock, but you have to not be afraid of heights. There are a few spots where the road gets pretty narrow and you are on the side of a cliff.

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f55/bea...th-248262.html

suicideking 07-11-2013 01:05 PM

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Originally Posted by JoeBot13 (Post 3950792)
Easy should be in quotes. A stock Jeep can make it absolutely, but it depends on driver's experience. On a stock Jeep I would recommend rails, I've taken body damage on Heartbreak before.

Pipe's Canyon is easy too and doable for stock, but you have to not be afraid of heights. There are a few spots where the road gets pretty narrow and you are on the side of a cliff.

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f55/bea...th-248262.html

Yeah, I figure rails is suggested for any wheeling that isn't fire road. Pipe's canyon sounds fun though I'm not crazy about teetering on the side a of a cliff like you mentioned.

dawhitesJKU 07-11-2013 01:09 PM

I'm getting some rock rails next month as well as a cb. so far i got a 2.5 lift and 33's. i wanna get my rock rails before attempting any course thats harder than Azusa.

JoeBot13 07-11-2013 01:13 PM

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Originally Posted by suicideking (Post 3950848)
Yeah, I figure rails is suggested for any wheeling that isn't fire road. Pipe's canyon sounds fun though I'm not crazy about teetering on the side a of a cliff like you mentioned.

haha it's really not that bad... we had a full sized Bronco come through with us and he did fine. But it is up high... you start off at around 9000 feet and end up around 6000

something different to consider ... I did it because I waited too long to sign up for Forest Fest ... and I wanted to stay off the trails they were doing

87octane 07-11-2013 01:24 PM

I am up for whatever any one else wants to do. Wheeling, hiking, swimming, hanging off the side of a cliff all sounds good to me.

BRUT4CE 07-11-2013 02:18 PM

Heartbreak ridge is super easy there isn't anything really to worry yourself over...I've scuffed rims in a parking lot before so I guess you could scuff a rim there....

Its semi scenic....

I say e stick to the top and do Holcomb the others can do 3n16 towards crab flats we can run jb to Holcomb and meet at the other end then go to dishpan.....

Or go hit motino again and this time get everything.....


For the easy crowd there is a road on the other side to castle rock and there's a little lake there that has a really cool hike around it...EXTREMELY pretty and totally chill....

toad 07-11-2013 05:01 PM

If we decide to do the hike to the swimming hole, check in at camp isn't until 2pm. Where would we meet up and park? It would have been nice to set up camp first but doesn't look like that's an option. What would our option be?

Also, is there any place to fish maybe?

suicideking 07-11-2013 11:30 PM

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Originally Posted by toad (Post 3951684)
If we decide to do the hike to the swimming hole, check in at camp isn't until 2pm. Where would we meet up and park? It would have been nice to set up camp first but doesn't look like that's an option. What would our option be?

Also, is there any place to fish maybe?

Not sure about the check in. When I went last year, I was able to check in around 9:00 AM on Friday and roughly the same time on Saturday. I had a first come first serve spot on Friday, reserved on Saturday.

I was thinking something moderate on Friday. Still undecided though. Not sure about the Heartbreak area because it's a ways away from Hanna Flat.

Lab Lover 07-11-2013 11:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by toad (Post 3951684)
If we decide to do the hike to the swimming hole, check in at camp isn't until 2pm. Where would we meet up and park? It would have been nice to set up camp first but doesn't look like that's an option. What would our option be?

Also, is there any place to fish maybe?

Do you just have stuff to unload from the Jeep, or a trailer? I'll be in my site on Thursday, so if you need to unload some stuff to go on a run or something Friday morning there should be room. We will probably be off on a run after 9, but we will be there before.

Lisa

toad 07-11-2013 11:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Lab Lover (Post 3953184)
Do you just have stuff to unload from the Jeep, or a trailer? I'll be in my site on Thursday, so if you need to unload some stuff to go on a run or something Friday morning there should be room. We will probably be off on a run after 9, but we will be there before.

Lisa

According to the recreation.gov site where we reserved our spot, it says there is a 2pm check in. I figure we could get there when we get there and set up camp. But, if there IS that specific check in, it would be great to be able to drop our tent, cooler, sleeping bags... off. :) Thanks!

yomondo 07-12-2013 12:00 AM

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Originally Posted by toad (Post 3953189)
According to the recreation.gov site where we reserved our spot, it says there is a 2pm check in. I figure we could get there when we get there and set up camp. But, if there IS that specific check in, it would be great to be able to drop our tent, cooler, sleeping bags... off. :) Thanks!

Jen, if no one has the spot reserved the night before, you can check in and setup anytime. That's what we've done the prior two years. So far it looks like none of any of our sites are booked Thursday night (except the sites that solvang100 and Lab Lover have booked for Thursday night). Let's hope it stays that way. I plan to arrive Friday mid-morning.

toad 07-12-2013 01:14 AM

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Originally Posted by yomondo (Post 3953217)
Jen, if no one has the spot reserved the night before, you can check in and setup anytime. That's what we've done the prior two years. So far it looks like none of any of our sites are booked Thursday night (except the sites that solvang100 and Lab Lover have booked for Thursday night). Let's hope it stays that way. I plan to arrive Friday mid-morning.

Yeah, we planned on being up there around 9am. Hopefully we can set up when we get there. Thanks! I'm looking forward to it.

DTM 07-12-2013 10:54 AM

:popcorn:

Jerry Bransford 07-12-2013 02:09 PM

I hope to get there early but my plans are very specific... to hang around camp, loll around, drink beer, socialize, drink beer, sit in my recliner chair, loll around, recline a lot, drink beer, socialize, listen to good old rock & roll, tune an antenna or three, drink beer, etc. in no particular order. :p

I am certainly not hiking to some remote swimming hole that also likely has small, medium, and large rattlesnakes strewn about the trail leading to it lol. :eek: :D

Lab Lover 07-12-2013 02:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford (Post 3955045)
I hope to get there early but my plans are very specific... to hang around camp, loll around, drink beer, socialize, drink beer, sit in my recliner chair, loll around, recline a lot, drink beer, socialize, listen to good old rock & roll, tune an antenna or three, drink beer, etc. in no particular order. :p

I am certainly not hiking to some remote swimming hole that also likely has rattlesnakes strewn about the trail leading to it lol. :eek: :D

You left out, "napping" and with all the work you will be doing I would think a nap may be necessary :D

BillG.OTD 07-12-2013 02:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford (Post 3955045)
I hope to get there early but my plans are very specific... to hang around camp, loll around, drink beer, socialize, drink beer, sit in my recliner chair, loll around, recline a lot, drink beer, socialize, listen to good old rock & roll, tune an antenna or three, drink beer, etc. in no particular order. :p

I am certainly not hiking to some remote swimming hole that also likely has small, medium, and large rattlesnakes strewn about the trail leading to it lol. :eek: :D

This ^ :thumb:

suicideking 07-12-2013 02:44 PM

I was told that the rattle snakes are not allowed on the trail that day. :whistling:

Rattle snake bbq??

Jerry Bransford 07-12-2013 03:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lab Lover (Post 3955049)
You left out, "napping" and with all the work you will be doing I would think a nap may be necessary :D

Ha yeah that too for sure!! :rofl:

suicideking 07-12-2013 08:32 PM

One option is Gold Mtn + Jacoby or Little JB. May not appeal to those doing Gold Mtn on Saturday. I'd be up for anything that would be a relaxing run and not take the whole day.

I figure try to start a run at 1:00 PM and try to be back around 6:00 or so.

Dougzin 07-12-2013 09:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by suicideking (Post 3956171)
One option is Gold Mtn + Jacoby or Little JB. May not appeal to those doing Gold Mtn on Saturday. I'd be up for anything that would be a relaxing run and not take the whole day.

I figure try to start a run at 1:00 PM and try to be back around 6:00 or so.

I'm up for Gold mountain.

87octane 07-12-2013 11:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by suicideking (Post 3956171)
One option is Gold Mtn + Jacoby or Little JB. May not appeal to those doing Gold Mtn on Saturday. I'd be up for anything that would be a relaxing run and not take the whole day.

I figure try to start a run at 1:00 PM and try to be back around 6:00 or so.

I have heard discussion of little JB a few times but have yet seen the discussion turn into a plan.

suicideking 07-13-2013 12:55 AM

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Originally Posted by 87octane (Post 3956883)
I have heard discussion of little JB a few times but have yet seen the discussion turn into a plan.

I think we ran it on the way to JB last time? I've done it a few times, not really much. More of a way to get to JB.

87octane 07-15-2013 04:42 PM

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Originally Posted by suicideking (Post 3957073)
I think we ran it on the way to JB last time? I've done it a few times, not really much. More of a way to get to JB.

I can't rememeber how we got to John Bull last time all I remember is DUST. So if little JB is a dirt road then I might have wheeled it an didn't know it or see it for that matter.

Cons_Table 07-15-2013 04:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Lab Lover (Post 3955049)
You left out, "napping" and with all the work you will be doing I would think a nap may be necessary :D

Careful with the napping lol. Last time I remember Jerry speaking of a "nap" he came out to a dead party. After our typical trail run on Saturday night, I believe Jerry decided to head to the camper and take a little snooze...to his mistake he woke up about 10pm to find the usual party dying down :rofl:

JeepHerz 07-15-2013 05:56 PM

We went up to Big Bear this weekend and saw that White Mountain (3N17 I think)was open- ran into some Jeepers who said it had been closed awhile??... It looked pretty easy from what we saw and its not too far from Hannah. We only drove up and stole a peek- didn't run it.
We'll be with Bill and Jerry (not Ben and Jerry) on the on the kickin' back schedule but for those that want to run a trail maybe its worth a shot? Anyone run it before?


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